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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Faye Giese helps Jeanne GundersonNursing home closure rocks small town of Hoffman
    Nursing homes are having trouble all over the state. The facility in this small town west of Alexandria lost $1.5 million over the last several years. The loss of 55 jobs and hundreds of thousands of dollars in salaries will be hard for the town to weather.5:19 p.m.
  • Proposed EPA rule draws complaints from ethanol industry
    Members of Minnesota's Congressional delegation are displeased that Obama administration has proposed new rules that would maintain a limit on the use of corn ethanol in gasoline. That could slow the growth of ethanol producers in Minnesota, the nation's fifth-largest producer.5:24 p.m.
  • Volunteers pack up pumpkin pies.Open Arms provides Thanksgiving meals at home
    Hunger relief groups have been working for weeks to make sure all Minnesotans have a meal on Thanksgiving. Altogether, they'll provide thousands of meals - some at homeless shelters or other charitable organizations, some delivered right to family homes.5:54 p.m.
  • The Secret Atlas of North Coast FoodAppetites: Roadside food gems for your Thanksgiving travels
    Many of us will be covering long stretches of bleak Midwestern terrain this Thanksgiving without anything but fast food to eat. Luckily, the creators of the Heavy Table website share their best bets for North Coast road food.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Democratic Senator Pushes For More Sanctions Against Iran, Not Fewer
    Sen. Bob Menendez is one of several high-profile Democrats who have voiced skepticism of an interim nuclear deal with Iran. Audie Cornish talks to Menendez his concern over easing economic sanctions on the country. Menendez wants to be able to enforce old sanctions and impose new ones if Iranian officials don't hold up their end of the deal.
  • Bad To Worse: Iran Deal Strains Obama-Netanyahu Relationship
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged as one of the loudest international critics of the nuclear deal with Iran. It's just his latest clash with President Obama.
  • Winter Storm Freezes Holiday Travel
    The Northeast is getting hit by a winter storm just in time for the peak of Thanksgiving shopping and travel. In most places it's only rain and wind, but the weather could bring delays for those heading to Grandma's via air, road or rail.
  • Booming Demand For Donated Breast Milk Raises Safety Issues
    The push to get women to breast-feed has been so successful that many mothers who can't do it are looking for other mothers' extra milk. Milk banks that pasteurize and sell donated breast milk have sprung up. Informal online swapping of extra mother's milk has become popular, despite quality concerns.
  • Slate Helps Readers Budget Time They'll Spend On Articles
    The online magazine Slate has been listing read times along with headlines for the past month to let readers know before they click how long an article might be. The reading time is set at 275 words per minute.
  • Territory Dispute Between China And Japan Hits The Sky
    The rocky diplomatic relationship between China and Japan has taken a downward turn in recent days over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Audie Cornish speaks with Dr. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan studies with the Council on Foreign Relations, about the relationship between the countries.
  • Swarming Thieves Wreak Havoc On Famed Rio Beaches
    In a spate of robberies in Rio de Janeiro, young boys — some only 10 years old — descend on tourist beach areas, robbing and harassing people. The attacks come despite anti-crime efforts in the run-up to the World Cup and Olympics. It's a phenomenon that had not been widely seen since the country's crime-ridden 1990s.
  • 3 Ways Obamacare Is Changing How A Hospital Cares For Patients
    For the first time, doctors have a financial incentive to keep patients out of the hospital. That's leading to some interesting changes.
  • Give Thanks For Delicious Football Matchups
    Football, turkey and pumpkin pie. The holiday tradition continues with this year's matchups, including two division rivalries. Green Bay takes on Detroit, the Raiders battle the Cowboys, and the Steelers take on defending champions, the Ravens.
  • The Legend Behind 'Honky Tonk Heroes'
    An album that formed a cornerstone of the "Outlaw Country" movement in the 1970s has just been reissued. Music critic Meredith Ochs has been thinking about Waylon Jennings' Honky Tonk Heroes and its legacy for country artists today.

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